Location: Allegheny County PA

Biographical Sketch of William Pendleton Palmer

Palmer, William Pendleton; manufacturer; born Pittsburgh, June 17, 1861; son of James Stewart and Eleanor Pendleton (Mason) Palmer; graduated Pittsburgh Central High School, 1878; married Mary Boleyn Adams, of Chicago, Aug. 24, 1898; sec’y Carnegie, Phipps & Co., 1887; gem sales agent, 1888-1894, asst. to pres., 1895-1896, Carnegie Steel Co.; second vice pres. Illinois Steel Co., 1896-1898; gen. mgr. and pres. American Steel & Wire Co., 1899 ; pres. Trenton Iron Co., Newburg & S. Shore R. R. Co., American Mining Co.; director Bank of Commerce of North America, Cleveland Trust Co.. Rowfant Bindery Co., H. C. Frick Coke Co.; Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend Ry. Co.; trustee Lakeside Hospital, Case Library, Western Reserve Historical Society; Republican; Episcopalian; member American Society Civil Engineers, Engineers Society Western Pennsylvania, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Clubs: Union, Rowfant, Country, Tavern, Euclid, Mayfield, Athletic, Hermit (Cleveland), Duquesne, Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh), Chicago (Chicago), Engineers, Railroad (New...

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Biographical Sketch of James Mathews

Mathews, James; lawyer; born, Bellwood, Pa., Sept. 4, 1868; educated at Mifflintown; graduated, Princeton University, 1890, degree A. B., Cincinnati Law School, 1893, degree LL. B.; admitted to the bar, and began practice in the United States attorney’s office, in Pittsburgh, Pa., 1893; come to Cleveland in 1894, as attorney for Cleveland, Akron & Columbus R. R.; formed partnership with Senator H. W. Wolcott, continuing until Wolcott was made gen. mgr. Kansas City & Leavenworth Ry.; then with Berkley Pearce, firm name Mathers & Pearce; member Century, Euclid and Hermit Clubs; politically...

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Biography of Samuel Brownlee Fisher

Samuel Brownlee Fisher of Parsons, consulting engineer of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Company, is one of the eminent railway engineers of America. He had had nearly fifty years of active experience and had been identified with the construction of various railway lines in the West and East. He comes of an old Scotch family of Covenanter stock. On the maternal side his ancestors were the Brownlees, who were Covenanters in Scotland and were exiled because of their religious belief and settled in Pennsylvania. Mr. Fisher’s great-great-grandfather in the maternal line, George Wilie, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and another member of this same family was Colonel Thompson, an aide to General Washington. Mr. Fisher’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Brownlee, was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1792, and spent all his life on a farm in that rugged district of Southwestern Pennsylvania, dying in 1855. He was an active abolitionist in the days before the Civil war and was a member of the Associate Branch of the Presbyterian Church. Samuel Brownlee married Ann Wilie, who was born and died at Washington, Pennsylvania. The father of Mr. Fisher was Rev. Jacob P. Fisher, who was born in Ohio in 1808, but was reared and married in Washington, Pennsylvania. He was a minister of that branch of Presbyterianism formerly known as the Associate Church. He was also actively identified...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Morris

Morris, Isaac; manager; born, Cradley, England, Aug. 4, 1853; son of John Morris; educated, English common schools; married, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mary Allen Southall; issue, two sons and two daughters; citizen-Republican; one of the common people; business career, messenger, 1863; telegraph operator, 1870; steelworker, 1872 to 1878; Western Union Telegraph Co., as operator, chief operator and mgr., 1878 to 1903; mgr. American District Night Watch and Fire Alarm System, 1903 to date; F. & A. M., past presiding officer of all bodies; Oriental Commandery, K. T., past commander and present prelate; A. A. S. R., past master Rose Croix Chapter. Recreation:...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles B. Murray

Murray, Charles B.; chemist and metallurgist; born, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 6, 1866; son of Peleg F. and Mary Prince Murray; educated, common schools at Worcester; took B. S. degree at Polytechnic Institute, at Worcester, Mass., in 1887; married, Attleboro, Mass., Jan. 29, 1890; Ellen Lincoln Robinson; issue, two children, Philip F., and Mildred A.; after leaving school, asst. chemist at Joliett Steel Co., Joliet, Illinois; spent a year in Buena Vista, Virginia, as chemist, and a year with the Minnesota Iron Co.; January, 1893, was appointed chief chemist and metallurgist at the Eliza Johnson Works, of the Carnegie Steel Co.; remained with this company until 1904; then started a commercial laboratory in Pittsburgh; in March, 1907, sold out and came to Cleveland, forming partnership with Benedick Crowell, as Crowell & Murray, chemists, metallurgists and mining engineers; member National Geographic Society, Engineers Society, Western Penn., American Institute of Mining Engineers, American Chemical Society, and Society of Chemical Industry; member Emmanuel Lodge, No. 605, F. & A. M., Cleveland Chapter, No. 148, R. A. M.; member Athletic and Tennis Clubs. Recreations: Tennis, Squash and...

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Biography of Harry C. Weible

Harry C. Weible. When it is stated that Harry C. Weible moved out from Pennsylvania to Independence about thirteen years ago, it will be readily surmised that he is connected in some way with the oil or gas industry, and he is in fact one of the large oil producers in the Mid-Continent field and from his headquarters at Coffeyville directs extensive operations not only in Southern Kansas but in Oklahoma and Texas. Practically reared in the oil fields of Western Pennsylvania, he is the son of a veteran of the industry. Mr. Weible was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, January 16, 1858. He was still a child when his grandfather Weible died. His grandfather was born in Allegheny County in the very early days, and died there after a career as a farmer. He married a Miss Ferguson, who died in Allegheny County, and of their children the only one now living is William Weible, an uncle of Harry C., and a retired oil producer at Allegheny City. The Weibles came originally from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania in colonial times. Isaac Weible, father of Harry C., was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in 1821. He was reared and married in his native locality, took up farming as his first vocation, and with the discoveries of oil in the western counties of his native state he entered the...

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Biographical Sketch of Rufus E. Cable

Rufus E. Cable was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He came to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1856, and was employed as a clerk in the establishment of W. E. Proctor, who was the proprietor of a general store. The store of Mr. Proctor and all other business houses in Kansas City, Missouri, were at that time on the levee along the south bank of the Missouri River. The residences were scattered about on the hills back of the business houses. At that time M. J. Payne was mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Cable in 1865 moved to Wyandotte, now Kansas City, Kansas, where he had continued to reside to the present time. Wyandotte was then a small village and Mr. Cable had lived to see it become the metropolis of Kansas, with a population of more than 100,000. He had been a factor in this growth and had done his full share of the work required to build up the city. Mr. Cable had been active in politics, and was a member of the board of education and the city council. For many years he was justice of the peace and he served as mayor of Wyandotte. For several years he was probate judge of Wyandotte County. He was a good officer in every position he held. Since he retired from the office of probate judge he had not...

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Kay, James Steven – Obituary

J. S. Kay Is Called To His Last Rest Succumbs After Long Illness Survived By Widow and Six Children J. S. Kay, well known and well liked resident of the county, died at Hot Lake Monday night, July 21, 1924, at 8:30 o’clock. Death followed a long period of illness. Mr. Kay suffered for some years with high blood pressure which gradually changed and became low blood pressure. Mr. Kay became steadily weaker this spring and Friday went to Hot Lake to take a few baths for his health. He was feeling well until Monday evening when he began to sink rapidly. It was seen that the end was not far away and all the children were sent for. The remains were brought to Enterprise where funeral services were held in the undertaking parlors Wednesday afternoon by Rev. N.E. Hershey of the Methodist church. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. The large crowd of friends and neighbors who were present at the services testified to the love and esteem held for the departed neighbor. James Steven Kay was born in Pittsburg, Penn., October 29, 1859. he moved to Kansas when a young man and there met and married Josephine Drake in 1881, who survives her husband. To this union was born 7 children, 6 of whom survive. They are Mrs. Frank Moore of Caldwell, Idaho; Mrs. Herbert Browning of...

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Biography of Charles South

Charles South. The oil industry in the Mid-Continent field of Kansas had an able representative in the person of Charles South, of Chanute, who had been producing in this field since 1903. Like many of the men interested in the business here, Mr. South had his introduction to oil production in the Pennsylvania fields, and when he arrived in Kansas had a number of years of experience back of him to assist him in his enterprises. Mr. South was born near the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1864, and is a son of John and Vilinda (Everly) South. He belongs to a family which traces its ancestry back to Cromwell’s time in England, when the family sided with King Charles, and which was founded in America during the days previous to the outbreak of the War of the American Revolution. Benjamin South, the great-grandfather of Charles South, was born in New Jersey, and went with his son Enoch to Greene County, Pennsylvania, where his death occurred. Enoch South, grandfather of Charles, was born in 1787, in New Jersey, subsequently became a pioneer of Western Pennsylvania, where he was an extensive land owner, and died in Greene County, that state, in 1863. The family had a fine Revolutionary record, the eight sons of the original emigrant (who was the great-great-great-grandfather of Charles South) having fought as soldiers of the...

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Johnson, Alex Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Alex Johnson Passes This Life The community was considerably shocked Thursday because of the death of Mrs. Alex Johnson, well known and highly respected resident of the North Powder rural community. Although she had been seriously ill following an operation, she seemed well on the road to recovery, and everyone took it for granted she would get well. However, pleurisy set in and was followed by pneumonia, which was the cause of death. Mrs. Johnson was born in Arvika, Sweden, July 4, 1861, and with her first husband emigrated to the United States in 1879. She lived about six years in Pittsburg, Penn., and then moved to Mora, Minnesota. Here her husband, Mr. Norum passed away. She was married to Alex Johnson at Mora, and ten years ago came to a homestead in Baker county, eight miles from this city, where the Johnson home has been maintained since. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and a daughter; Harold Norum, of Mora, Minn., Rev. Hilmer Norum, of St. Paul, Minn.; Charles Norum, of Florida, and Mrs. Agnes Curry, of St. Paul, Minn., and two grandchildren. A brief service was held from the West Chapel in Baker, Friday, in charge of Mrs. Johnson’s son, Rev. Norum. Friday evening the body was placed on a train for Mora, Minn., and was accompanied by...

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Biography of Philip Wing Hathaway

Philip Wing Hathaway, a pioneer of Iowa and the Cherokee Indian Neutral Lands, was born on a farm near Wareham, Massachusetts. His early life was little unlike that of most boys of his day–spent in farm work with few school advantages, intermingled with pleasures and griefs. He stayed at home until 1832, when his father died, which parent left surviving him a wife and six children–two daughters, Adline and Sophia; four boys, Albert, Andrew, Philip and Mathias. Young Philip, tiring of the farm, sought other pursuits more in keeping with his endowed talent as a mechanic. At the age of nineteen he entered the machine shops and rolling mills at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, then followed his trade in the cities of Harrisburg and Philadelphia until soon his energies, natural and acquired abilities brought him in favor with the masters of his trade and promotions followed successively. Finally he became a partner in the ownership of one of Philadelphia’s rolling mills and machine shops which after a few years of successful operation burned down with sad disaster to its owners; and to satisfy their creditors Mr. Hathaway sacrificed his beautiful home and most of his other property, having barely money enough left from the sale to convey himself and family in 1849 to Allamakee County, Iowa, where he located a beautiful homestead twelve miles from Lansing. Here he met J. A....

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Leslie B. Todd of Pittsburgh PA

Leslie B. Todd9, (Hollis D.8, Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 10, 1877, married May 23, 1906, Mittie Smith, who was born Aug. 11, 1878. He has a position in the P. O. at Pittsburg, Pa. Children: 2771. Kenneth V., b. July 7, 1907. 2771a....

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Clarence Lewis Todd of Pittsburgh PA

Clarence Lewis Todd8, (Lewis C.7, Lewis C.6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 23, 1849, in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio, died May 5, 1905, in Pittsburg, Penn., and was buried in Ashtabula, O., married Emma Wiley. Children: *2401. James G., b. June 16, 1876. 2402. Lena, b. Feb. 28, 1878. 2403. Agnes. 2404....

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Chestil Ora Todd of Chautauqua County NY

Chestil Ora Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 12, 1833, in Stockton, Chautauqua County, N. Y., married about 1854, Olive Westcott, of Panama, Chautauqua County, N. Y., who died Sept., 1909, in Busti, N. Y. He was a machinist. In 1912 he was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Inez King, in Pittsburg, Penn. Children: *2356. Eva. 2357. Demaris; who d. June 1910, in Ann Arbor, Mich. 2358. Lafayette O., m. Elpha Knapp. of Panama, N. Y. In 1912 they were living at 2 Livingston Ave., Jamestown, N. Y. He was an optician. *2359. Inez. *2360. Ernest...

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Rea, George Whitefield – Obituary

George Whitefield Rea was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 7, 1839. He was early thrown upon his own responsibility by his mother’s death. When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Rea was desirous of enlisting, but as he was in the railroad service when he was needed in the transportation of troops and supplies, he was not permitted to enlist till the year 1864. He served to the end of the war and was honorably discharged. After the war Judge Rea took up the study of law, and followed that profession ever since. He first practiced in Nebraska, and in 1876 moved to Oregon, locating in Astoria, where he formed a partnership with C. W. Fulton, ex U.S. Senator, under the firm name of Rea & Fulton. Later he removed to Heppner, and some five years ago came to Coos County. Mr. Rea served as prosecuting attorney, county judge, and at the time of his death, was justice of the peace in the district comprising Bandon and vicinity. In all his dealing with his fellow men, he was just and conscientious, seeking rather the confidence of his fellowmen than high position. He led a very active life and always took a prominent part in social and political affairs. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father. When his first wife died leaving him with four children, he kept...

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